Today marks 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.
To commemorate him, MLK’s final speech will be replayed for all to hear tonight at Washington Square Park. King delivered his final speech in Memphis, Tennessee, a day before his assassination. Tonight, the replayed audio recording of his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech will honor King’s life and legacy.
"Somewhere I read that the greatness of America is the right to protest for right…so just as I say, we aren't going to let any dogs or water hoses turn us around. We aren't going to let any injunction turn us around. We are going on."
Tonight. Washington Square Park. 7:30 PM. pic.twitter.com/HJBC4vVFih
— NYC Mayor's Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) April 3, 2018
Along with the speech—which will last a little over 40 minutes in its entirety—the Washington Square Park Arch will be lit up, with images of King projected onto it.
The spectacle will begin tonight (April 3) at 7:30 p.m. For the full text of his speech, click here.
Featured image source: Twitter / NYC Mayor’s Office